A series of mishaps manages to make a young man get chased by a big city's entire police force
February 24, 2016
A short from one of the silent masters, and it doesn
't disappoint. Buster along with Harold Lloyd form the top tier of silent comedian's imho. Yes Chaplin, Fatty et al were good but only Buster (and Lloyd) could take a mediocre plot like this and turn it into such a funny diversion. The print is very good also. Well worth 20 minutes of your life to watch.
September 2, 2006
Buster Fights the Law and the Law Wins
Buster Keatonâs snooty girlfriend wonât marry him unless he becomes a rich businessman, so after convolutedly stealing a guyâs wallet, he makes his first big investment, buying a load of furniture off of a con-artist who tells him a sob-story about being evicted. Unfortunately, the furniture actually belongs to a family that is waiting for the movers. But Buster doesnât know this, so he drives the furniture away in a huge wagon. Eventually, after having some trouble with his horse, he ends up in a policemanâs parade, and if that wasnât bad enough, he ends up catching a bomb thrown by the local anarchist, using it to light his cigarette and then casually tossing it into the massed policemen. This gets the whole force angry at him, and it all ends with a wonderfully clever chase scene, as Buster takes on and prevails over every cop in town. This is a fun Buster outing, with lots of great off-the-cuff gags, and some amazing stunts that show you just what an acrobat he was.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****.